Taste of West Wales 

01 August 2020. The virtual ‘doors’ will open at the Taste of West Wales Festival. Instead of physically entering the Festival – as initially planned - through the gates of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, enjoy the sights and sounds from home, with live chef demonstrations, craft workshops, and a host of producer videos and stalls on the Showcasing West Wales Facebook page.

National Eisteddfod AmGem programme

03 and 07 August 2020. A virtual 'maes' that focuses on women and culture. Included will be events about eminent women, a discussion on diversity in our national collections, evaluating how women are represented in history and archival records.

Details of the National Eisteddfod AmGen week will be published on the National Eisteddfod website and details will also be shared on the National Library of Wales’ Twitter and National Library of Wales' Facebook pages.

Brecon Jazz online

07 - 09 August 2020. This world-famous jazz festival is set in the beautiful Brecon BeaconsBrecon Jazz Festival features over 20 concerts, from emerging artists on cosy stages to late night jam sessions and large-scale gigs with big name headliners.

In 2020 the event takes place online.

Virtual Anglesey County Show

12 - 15 August 2020. One of Wales' premier agricultural shows, Anglesey County Show is an annual two-day event that attracts competitors from across the UK, as well as over 60,000 spectators. Held at the Mona Showground, it's a chance to see livestock, equestrian events, produce exhibitions and stalls.

In light of the current situation, unfortunately this has been cancelled for 2020 but the event will take place on line instead.

Ponty's Big Weekend

19 -20 August 2020. Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd. Enjoy live music at Ponty's Big Weekend. The event is free but ticketed on 19 August and there is a charge of £20 on 20 August.

Dinosaur Sleepover at home

22 August 2020Enjoy a National Museum Wales Dino Sleepovers at home for free. The evening will start at 3pm on 22 August and finish 9.00am on Sunday, 23 August, and is suitable for children 6-12 years old.  See the National Museum Facebook page and book tickets on Dino Sleepover Eventbrite page.

 

Snowdonia Half Marathon, Llanrwst

23 August 2020. (Moved from May) Scenic but tough half marathon, set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, starting and finishing in the village of Llanrwst, which played host to the World Trail Running Championships in 2013. The park is a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests.

Find out more about Snowdonia Half Marathon

National Eisteddfod

31 July - 07 August 2021. The National Eisteddfod is a festival of Wales, its language and culture. Every year, it takes place for eight days at the start of August. The central festival field is a vibrant one, teeming with stands, stalls, shops, food, music, arts, crafts, design and architecture. In 2021, the Eisteddfod will be held in Tregaron, Ceredigion.

A large outdoor stage in a busy festival site.

National Eisteddfod

Fforest Gather

02 - 08 August 2021. Wales' smallest festival, only 300 tickets per week. Fforest Gather is a  new kind of holiday. It's a family friendly holiday of adventures in nature, music, culture, creativity, making, growing & simple pleasures. Unique permanent accommodation + camping if you wish.  There is also a week in July (26 July - 1 August 2021).

World Harp Congress

06 - 12 August 2021. Harpists and harp enthusiasts from around the world will visit Cardiff for #WHC2021. Join us for an intensive but fun-filled week of recitals, concerts, lectures, masterclasses and workshops, all celebrating the versatility and ingenuity of the harp.

Find out more about the World Harp Congress

Castell Roc Festival

23 and 30 April - 2 May 2021. Castell Roc Festival is a small, spread-out festival held inside Chepstow Castle. Festival goers can enjoy live music and entertainment. Events are individually ticketed.

Solarsphere

13 – 16 August 2021. Held in Builth Wells, Solarsphere combines the science of astronomy with the backdrop of a 'music festival'. Join workshops and talks by eminent astronomers and scientists, chill out at the music area or explore the site's other pockets of fun.

Pembrokeshire County Show

17 – 19 August 2021. The Pembrokeshire County Show is the biggest county show in Wales. It's also one of the very best of its kind in Britain, whether your interest is cars, food, clothes or animals. There are livestock, equine and show jumping contests, trade stands, food halls, a fairground and much more.

Green Man festival

19 – 22 August 2021. Always a whole heap of fun, Green Man Festival is a wonderful family-friendly affair that takes place on the Glanusk Estate in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. The non-music entertainment includes comedy, talks, relaxation zones, food areas, exploration gardens – is arguably just as good as the stuff you can dance along to.

A girl sitting on a man's shoulders playing with large bubbles.
A woman in a rolling hoop on a stage.
A stage at a festival in a field.

Green Man festival

RawFfest

TBCRawFfest is a youth art festival that showcases the best of youth arts today. It is planned and programmed by young people for young people.

The 2020 event has been cancelled.

 

Victorian Festival

23 – 29 August 2021. It is the 40th anniversary of the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival.

Pride Cymru big digital week

24 - 30 August 2020. Wales' biggest celebration of equality and diversity, Pride Cymru, takes in Cardiff. For 2020 the celebrations can't go on physically but Get ready for the Big Digital Week on social media. See Pride Cymru's Facebook page or Pride Cymru's Twitter page.

 

Colourful balloons and banner spelling out Pride on the Pride march.

Pride Cymru in Cardiff city centre

World Bogsnorkelling Championships

29 August 2021. Held annually in Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales, the World Bog Snorkelling Championships attracts visitors from all over the world. As well as mountains of mud, there's a host of fun options for those who don't fancy taking the mucky plunge. Food and drink stalls, craft tables, live music and a real ale and cider bar keep spirits high.

 

Image of a person wearing a snorkel and mask in a bog.

World Bogsnorkelling Championships

The Hundred

TBC 2021. Get ready for The Hundred – the new, action-packed, unmissable 100 ball cricket competition coming this summer! 

 

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